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Girl Scouts, Wegmans, and Tree of Life Help Feed Loudoun

December 6, 2014 by Contributor Business, News Comments Off on Girl Scouts, Wegmans, and Tree of Life Help Feed Loudoun
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Girl Scouts (L-R) Ashley Dubey, Robin Dezagottis, and Amanda Dukinfield with Wegmans employees accepting the turkeys and hams.  GS not pictured: Emily Covington and Taylor Reed

Girl Scouts (L-R) Ashley Dubey, Robin Dezagottis, and Amanda Dukinfield with Wegmans employees accepting the turkeys and hams. GS not pictured: Emily Covington and Taylor Reed

Girl Scouts Ambassador Troop 6245 received a very generous donation of 30 turkeys and 30 hams from Wegmans in Leesburg. The 654 pounds of meat will help the Tree of Life in Purcellville feed those in need throughout this holiday season. That is certainly a lot to be thankful for!

The Nature Generation Partners with Middleburg Bank

November 30, 2014 by Contributor Business, News Comments Off on The Nature Generation Partners with Middleburg Bank
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Support Brings Environmental Stewardship Education to Youth Across the Region

The Nature Generation, an environmental nonprofit, is pleased to announce Middleburg Bank as its new Sustainable Partner. As a partner, Middleburg Bank provides cornerstone financial support that allows The Nature Generation to make environmental stewardship education accessible to youth across the region.
Middleburg Bank generously supports The Nature Generation’s environmental education programs and is a key sponsor of the Chapman DeMary Trail, an outdoor classroom in Purcellville which provides hands-on environmental learning opportunities to thousands of students and residents throughout the region. … Continue Reading

New Purcellville Business Association President Resigns

November 5, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News 3 comments

Tenure Lasted Just a Matter of Months

In October Purcellville Business Association (PBA) President Daniel Abramson handed in his resignation after serving barely seven months in office.  The PBA defines itself as “an organization of businesses and individuals who come together to advance and promote the economic, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of Purcellville and Western Loudoun County.”  Website records show the organization has over 100 members and eleven board members.  With Abramson’s resignation, the PBA’s new (and former) president is Jim Bowman. … Continue Reading

Salamander Hotel and Resorts Appoints New Manager

November 5, 2014 by Contributor Business, News Comments Off on Salamander Hotel and Resorts Appoints New Manager
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Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel management company founded by Sheila C. Johnson, today appointed Reggie Cooper as the new general manager of Salamander Resort & Spa in the historic village of Middleburg.

Cooper joins the acclaimed 168-room resort after a notable hospitality management career, which includes nearly a decade spent as managing director of Canyon Ranch in Lenox Massachusetts, where he was recognized for his role in developing the resort’s noted spa and wellness programming. Cooper also previously spent nine years at Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont, where he served as president and general manager of the Mobil Four-Star and AAA Four Diamond property. … Continue Reading

Purcellville ABC Store Closes Briefly for Relocation

October 22, 2014 by Contributor Business, News Comments Off on Purcellville ABC Store Closes Briefly for Relocation
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The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store located in the Blue Ridge Station Shopping Center at 609-O E. Main St., Purcellville, will close on Saturday, October 25 at 9:00 p.m. It will relocate to 201 N. Maple St., Purcellville, and is expected to reopen before the end of the month.

The new store will be larger than the previous one of 2,180 square feet, offering more shelf space and quality product selection. Customers will be able to choose from more than 1,300 items in the new 3,000-square-foot store. … Continue Reading

Big News for Mobile Hope

October 12, 2014 by Contributor Business, News Comments Off on Big News for Mobile Hope

Mobile Hope of Loudoun has received their 501(c)(3) status! Earlier in the year, Mobile Hope broke away of Inova Loudoun Hospital in order to focus on an issue of startling importance for our community – youth homelessness. Donna Fortier, the Founder and CEO of Mobile Hope has been the inspiration and the motivation behind raising awareness and finding a solution towards supporting our most vulnerable – children 21 years of age and younger who are at-risk, precariously housed or homeless in Loudoun County. Once Donna realized the problem – she also began to realize that no other human service organization or county run program was available to help these “invisible and silent” children – and her wheels started turning. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Town Market To Celebrate One Year Anniversary

October 1, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Comments Off on Purcellville Town Market To Celebrate One Year Anniversary

On October 4 the Purcellville Town Market at the Purcellville Marketplace will be celebrating the anniversary of its first year in operation. The Market began with four vendors and since has grown to a group of fourteen full time vendors with a couple of vendors who attend on a rotation basis. Matt Totman is the owner of this great little farmers’ market which is incorporated under The Purcellville Marketplace at 130 E. Main Street. The Market is proud that eight of its full time vendors hail from Loudoun County, and three of those vendors are from Purcellville. The vendors from Purcellville include Lothar’s Gourmet Sausages and Meats, Miss Sherry’s Sweets, and Yohanan Farms (poultry and poultry products). The other Loudoun County vendors include Betty’s Salsa and Chips, Lobster Maine-ia (headquartered in Chantilly, but handled locally by Tim Ehlen), Mockingbird Hill Farm with baked goods and limited sustainably grown produce, Absolutely Necessary Snido-mite Sauce (hot sauce from an old Snider Family recipe), and Vale of the Blue Ridge Maple Syrup from right here in Loudoun County. … Continue Reading

Virginia Vein Care McLean/Purcellville Accredited By IAC

October 1, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Comments Off on Virginia Vein Care McLean/Purcellville Accredited By IAC

More than one half of Americans age 50 and older are affected by varicose veins. Varicose veins occur when the valves in the leg veins no longer function, causing blood to pool in the legs. In some cases, this condition progresses to a more serious form of venous disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
Whether to relieve symptoms and/or improve appearance, treating varicose veins can be performed by vein centers that specialize in the evaluation and management of superficial venous disorders. There are many facets that contribute to a positive patient outcome; successful treatment of the venous disorder, the training and experience of the vein specialist performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure. … Continue Reading

Catoctin Creek Expands To Connecticut

September 28, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Comments Off on Catoctin Creek Expands To Connecticut
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Catoctin Creek Distillery’s products are now available in Connecticut through Craft Beer Guild of CT, a division of Blueprint Brands. Catoctin Creek will soon be available at restaurants, bars and retail stores throughout the state.

“We are thrilled to continue our expansion on the east coast of the United States. Distribution in Connecticut is a natural market in our efforts to grow our brand from its current mid-Atlantic region,” said Scott Harris, founder of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company. “We’ve had so much interest in our spirits in the New York region, that our distributor was anxious to get us into Connecticut as well.” Blueprint Brands now distributes Catoctin Creek products in three of their territories: New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Currently, the following spirits will be available in Connecticut: Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye, Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye “92 Proof”, Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye “Cask Proof” (based on seasonal availability), Catoctin Creek Organic Mosby’s Spirit and Catoctin Creek Organic Watershed Gin.

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company is located at 120 West Main St. in Purcellville. More information is at www.catoctincreek.com.

Loudoun County to Benefit from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant

September 25, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Comments Off on Loudoun County to Benefit from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant

Loudoun County citizens will benefit from a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant awarded to the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) Tuesday. The $200,000 grant from the foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund will help pay for several water quality improvement projects in the county.

Loudoun County is partnering on the projects with the PEC, the Town of Lovettsville, Virginia Cooperative Extension-Master Gardeners, and the New Town Meadows, Sugarland Run and Broadlands HOAs. The projects funded by the grant include: stormwater infrastructure improvements, tree plantings, and nutrient management planning. … Continue Reading

New Garden Furnishings Store Comes To Loudoun

September 3, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Comments Off on New Garden Furnishings Store Comes To Loudoun
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Claudia G Reed is the owner of Claudia’s Garden in Paeonian Springs, a new concept in garden retail. She sells furnishings, including statuary, urns and container plants, as well as antiques and gifts in a charming garden setting.

Tired of seeing the same generic garden furniture at local big-box stores, she has found an assortment of quality furnishings to meet the tastes of her community. Reed, a 24 year resident of Loudoun, has traveled the world to bring an eclectic selection to Loudoun County.

Reed is catering to an audience searching for more than just a typical garden center. In addition to showcasing furnishings, the shop will host workshops, speakers, and even has massage therapy onsite, operated by Wendy Simms of Stonelight Massage.

This one-of-a-kind shop is a destination where you can buy handmade goods from far and wide, attend events, and rejuvenate.

For more information visit www.claudiasgarden.com

Another Turn Tack Expands Business in Purcellville

July 3, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Comments Off on Another Turn Tack Expands Business in Purcellville

“Big is better” proclaimed Karen McCarthy, referring to her newly expanded equine consignment shop that now occupies the top of Bee Happy Antiques located at 142 E. Main St., Purcellville. “The new space is over five times larger than my first space and I have created more of a boutique atmosphere for my customers.”

McCarthy started the business last fall and sales have been brisk, allowing her to expand her store front. But what’s in the shop is only a fraction of her inventory at any given time – a large percentage of her sales are done on-line, through networking, and at equestrian events such as horse shows, pony club rallies and other special events via her mobile tack store booth.

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Middleburg Bank Celebrates 90 Years

July 3, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Comments Off on Middleburg Bank Celebrates 90 Years

Middleburg Bank, a full-service commercial bank serving individuals, families and businesses across Virginia, marks its 90-year anniversary in July. The company was founded in 1924 by two masters of the Middleburg Hunt, Daniel C. Sands, a Wall Street financier who had a local farm in Middleburg; and Charlotte Noland, who was also founder and headmistress of Foxcroft School.

Today, the company is a publically traded company under the umbrella of Middleburg Financial Corporation (NASDAQ – MBRG), a financial holding company that conducts its operations through two wholly owned subsidiaries: Middleburg Bank and Middleburg Investment Group.

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Sustainable Planet

Trusting Science

14 Nov 2015


“The Four Corners of Deceit: Government, academia, science, and media. Those institutions are now corrupt and exist by virtue of deceit. That’s how they promulgate themselves; it is how they prosper.” – Rush Limbaugh [1] I previously reported [2] on …

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Ask Dr. Mike

Some Thoughts on Veterans Day

13 Nov 2015


By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and it is also a time to reflect and remember with gratitude. America is a free and democratic nation today, …

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Just Like Nothing (Else) on Earth

Just Like Nothing (Else) On Earth: Phil Bolen Memorial Park

4 Nov 2015


I never knew Phil Bolen as the Loudoun County Government Administrator; I never even got to know him as Director of Parks and Recreation, and I certainly never knew Phil Bolen the teacher and coach at Loudoun Valley High School. …


Just Like Nothing (Else) on Earth: Willisville

30 Sep 2015


You may never feel the urge to travel to this little, unincorporated community; it’s not exactly a conduit for commuter traffic, and there aren’t really any places to shop, or gas up, or procure much of anything else from a …

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Sushi's Corner

March Sushi

4 Mar 2015

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Hello everyone, this is Hokie Cat from Fields of Athenry Farm. Sushi is in big trouble as we speak and is residing in doggy dungeon. I am here to fill you in on what took place. My brother Mountie loves …

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Virginia Gardening

Planting an Allergy-Free Garden

5 May 2015


By Donna Williamson Tom Ogren has a long-time interest in allergy-inducing plants. He has written several books on the topic and in February released his latest The Allergy Fighting Garden. He explains why plants can stir up allergies and has …

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Samuel Moore-Sobel

Choosing To Live in the Present

4 Nov 2015


By Samuel Moore-Sobel I love a good story. I love telling stories and hearing other people’s stories. Our experiences bring meaning to our lives, and help shape us into the people we are today. Yet inherent in storytelling is the …

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Amy V. Smith's Money Talks

Amy and Dan Smith’s Planning for Life: Trusts

4 Nov 2015


A common estate planning device is the trust. A trust is simply an agreement between two people: the person who establishes the trust, who may be called the Settlor, the Grantor or the Trustor, and the person or institution who …

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Student News

8th Grade Writers Honored At Blue Ridge Middle School

2 Jul 2015


Sixty-seven Blue Ridge Middle School eighth graders have been honored for their writing during the 2014-2015 school year. Many students had their writing selected for publication by Creative Communication, a program for student writers, while others won county-wide writing contests. …

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Ben Kellogg Achieves Eagle Scout

1 Jul 2015


Benjamin Robert Kellogg achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor conducted at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Purcellville on March 29. Friends, family and troop leaders attended the celebration, including his parents, Robert and Deirdre Kellogg. …

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Blue Ridge Middle Places 11th In National Science League

1 Jul 2015


Blue Ridge National Science Day Declared Tuesday, June 10 has been officially been declared Blue Ridge National Science Day. At a recent Purcellville Town Council Meeting, Mayor Kwasi Fraser and members of the town council signed a proclamation designating this …

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November 2015

Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson


Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson


Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson


Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Notaviva Vineyards Haunted Vineyard Tours


Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Notaviva Vineyards Haunted Vineyard Tours

Red, White, & Boo!

Mrs. Lucketts’ Haunted Garden & Playground


Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Notaviva Vineyards Haunted Vineyard Tours

Red, White, & Boo!

Steve Potter Live at North Gate Vineyard

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Elementary Drama Camp

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Art Gallery Reception for Featured Artists – painter Karen Hutchison and glass artists David and Dale Barnes


Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event


Kipyn Martin Live at North Gate VIneyard

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The Essential Elvis Tribute Show


Christmas Bazaar

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The Capitol Steps


3rd Annual Bluemont (Juried) Holiday Craft Show

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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event


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View From the Ridge

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Purcellville

5 May 2015


Mark Your Calendar, They’ve Asked for Our Input So Let’s Give It To Them By Steady and Nobull The Purcellville Planning Commission has tentatively scheduled a series of public input sessions June 4, 11 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. at town hall for the proposed sweeping zoning changes. These major …

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Good Government Reinforces the Family – Another Perspective

4 Oct 2015


By Malcolm Baldwin Who can disagree with the title to Dave LaRock’s September article in the Blue Ridge Journal – “Good Government Reinforces the Family”? But sadly he largely misunderstands what government has done and ought to do for such reinforcement. Many of his prescriptions would harm families while others would forestall any improvement in family conditions. His conclusions become …



2015 Loudoun 10K Trail Race Raises over $30,000 to Support Boulder Crest Retreat and Our Nation’s Veterans

16 Nov 2015


“I continued to be humbled by our community and all they do to make Boulder Crest Retreat a success. Jim Schatz and his team at Loudoun Road Runners are amazing. This trail run is in alignment with the rural nature of Boulder Crest Retreat and we look forward to the event every year. My personal appreciation goes out to all …

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Purcellville Cross Serves as Beacon of Hope for Highway Travelers

9 Nov 2015

Crux St. Francis de Sales

By Mark Gunderman The Crux Gloria was erected and dedicated by St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in November 1990. If you’re traveling from Leesburg on Highway 7, passing through Purcellville just west of the Berlin Turnpike exit, you can look to your right and see a majestic metal cross sculpture. Within the cross, the shape of Jesus appears to …

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Carver Center November Events

4 Nov 2015


The Carver Center is at 200 Willie Palmer Way in Purcellville. Call 571-258-3400 to sign up for the following programs. November 6, Friday Lunch and movie Still Alice 12-2 p.m. (ages 55 and up).  To sign up call 571-258-3459. November 9, Monday AARP Driver Safety Class 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (ages 50 and up). Pre-registration required. AARP members $15, …

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Wild Loudoun

Wild Loudoun: of Chipmunks and Chestnuts

4 Nov 2015


Chipmunks are small, beautifully elegant little creatures, with large glossy eyes, a sleek brown body, a short, pointy head, dainty white stripes above and below the eye, and a series of black land white lines down their sturdy little backs. They have a very sweet posture – sitting upright and holding food with their two perfectly formed front feet, while …

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Around Virginia

Comstock Speaks on Syrian Refugees


Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) released the following statement on the current terrorist attacks in Paris: “After September 11, 2001, we tragically learned that al Qaeda was at war with us, but we weren’t at war with them. Again, with the recent murderous terrorist attacks in Paris, we have learned that …

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Tourism Revenues Topped $22.4 billion in 2014


Statewide data shows increase of 4.1 percent compared to 2013 Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia’s tourism revenues topped $22.4 billion in 2014, a 4.1 percent increase over 2013. In 2014, tourism in Virginia supported 216,949 jobs, an increase of nearly 700 jobs to the previously reported forecast estimate of …

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Good Government Reinforces the Family


By Delegate Dave LaRock Working as the elected Delegate for the 33rd House District has renewed my understanding of the value of a strong family. After decades of raising my family of mom, dad, and seven children and building my family’s business, which provided countless opportunities for mom, dad and …

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Funding Sought for Scholarship for Loudon Students Participating in Youth Sports

4 Nov 2015


The Don Rose, Sr. Youth Scholarship Fund is seeking financial support to provide scholarships at college, technical or trade school. Applicants from public, private, and home schools are eligible to receive the scholarship, provided they participated in youth sports within Loudoun County. The fund aims to award two $500 scholarships …

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Leesburg Ladies Tennis Team Wins State Tournament

4 Nov 2015


Ida Lee Park Tennis Center’s Ladies Singles 2.5 Team, Simply Smashing, won the USTA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship tournament, held October 16-18, at the Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club. Simply Smashing members include team captain Beth Cioni, Debbie DeLadurantaye, Jennifer Fox, Robin Haast, Holly McMullen and Deja O’Malley. They train …

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This Month in History

July, 1776: Loudoun’s Revolution Within A Revolution

1 Jul 2015


– By Andrea Gaines Loudoun County was heavily invested in the fight for independence from Great Britain. Loudouner Francis Lightfoot Lee was one of 56 delegates to sign the Declaration of Independence. More Loudouners served in General George Washington’s army than any other county in Virginia, and the county’s enormous …

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Mary Rose Lunde

Behind Closed Doors

4 Nov 2015

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By Mary Rose Lunde It’s sad to say that the norm now is to wonder about the next school shooting. For a student it is the most terrifying thing, the next shooter could come at any moment, and any day could be the day that you die. It could be …

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Sarah's Closet

Go Pink … As Pink As You Like

1 Jul 2015


– By Sarah Nearis Look at these sweet and summery pink blouses and tops. Don’t you want to try one on? Some women are afraid to wear pink, thinking it’s a bit too feminine. But, pink comes in such a wide variety of shades – from soft mauves to fuchsias …

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Thank You for Another Successful Halloween Block Party

4 Nov 2015


The 5th annual Purcellville Halloween Block Party was the best attended to date with an estimated 6,000 descending on 21st street in Old Town this past Friday evening. Costume …

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Ethics in Campaigning and Voting

1 Nov 2015


My Dad used to say it’s what you do when nobody is watching that counts. Over 80 percent of my “zoning permitted” and “land owner …

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$17 Dollar Tolls-Ouch!

27 Oct 2015


Recently Gov. McAuliffe proposed $17 round trip tolls on I-66 inside the beltway with Chuck Hedges the Democrat nominee for the HOD 33rd district being …

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